Senior and third-year starting tight end... Two-time All-Big 12 honoree... Bruising blocker with soft hands... Veteran with 26 career games played and 11 career starts entering 2013 season... Former transfer from Stanford (one season, did not play)... Five-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and 2012 first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree... Graduated in May 2013 with degree in distribution management technology... Last name pronounced NYE-vuhr (like "diver").
2012 (Junior): Played all 13 games, started three, as junior... Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention (coaches and Associated Press)... Totaled 10 receptions for 80 yards and two TDs as well as one rushing TD on season... Named first-team Academic All-Big 12 and fall 2012 and spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Also selected to fall 2012 Baylor Dean's List... Made receptions in six of 13 games... Started vs. SMU (first game), at OU (ninth game) and vs. OSU (12th game)... Caught 5-yard TD in season-opening win over SMU... Tied career-high with three receptions for 24 yards, including 10-yard TD, in win over Sam Houston State in second game... Recovered fumble in endzone in third quarter at Texas (sixth game) for first career rushing TD... Made two catches for 25 yards at Iowa State in seventh game... Had two receptions for 16 yards in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA... Preseason Mackey Award watch list.
2011 (Sophomore): Played all 13 games, including eight starts at tight end... Earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors by league coaches... Led Baylor tight ends with 15 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns on season... Earned first college letter... Made collegiate debut in week one upset win over No. 14 TCU, had two catches for 18 yards, including a 14-yard TD reception... Had career-high three catches for 21 yards against Kansas State in fourth game... Made career-first start in fifth game vs. Iowa State, finishing with one catch for 10 yards... Had career-high 25 yards on two catches in win over Missouri in eighth game... Had 13-yard TD catch in win over No. 5 Oklahoma in 10th game... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in spring 2012.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Transferred to Baylor from Stanford prior to 2010 season, sat out season in compliance with NCAA Division I transfer policy but practiced with team... Earned Baylor's Co-Offensive Bear Squad Award for work on scout team... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2010 and spring 2011.
2009 (True Freshman - Stanford): Did not play during only season at Stanford, redshirted to retain eligibility.
High School: Prepped at Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas, under head coach David Smith... 2009 Under Armour All-American, rated nation's 12th-best tight end by Rivals.com, 20th by ESPNU and 23rd by Scout.com... No. 74 overall recruit in Texas by Rivals.com... Played in Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando... 2008 first-team 5A All-State tight end... Also named All-District 13-5A and 2008 All-Greater Houston (by Houston Chronicle and VYPE magazine)... Led all Texas tight ends with 52 receptions in 2008... Caught 52 passes for 787 yards and three touchdowns as senior in 2008... Set Klein Oak career record for receptions... Named 2007 first-team all-district and all-region as junior after totaling 15 catches for 205 yards and one TD... Had nine rushes for 78 yards and one TD... Helped Klein Oak to second round of playoffs and 10-2 record... Also lettered in basketball... Member of National Honor Society... 2008 first-team All-District 13-5A and second-team all-state academic honoree.
Personal: Son of Don Najvar and Lee Schulz, Jordan Edward Najvar was born Jan. 8, 1991, in Houston, Texas... Oldest of six children... Graduated May 2013 with degree in distribution management technology.